Health Tip: Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack
Parents should be alert to wheezing and shortness of breath
(HealthDay News) -- If your child is coughing, wheezing or having trouble breathing, it could mean an asthma attack.
Here's a list of asthma's telltale signs, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics:
- Breathing is difficult and faster than usual.
- Complaints of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
- Speaking is affected because of the difficulty breathing.
- Skin color is pale.
- Level of awareness has decreased.
- Drawing in of the muscles between the ribs is necessary to breathe.
If your child has these signs and asthma medication can't control them, seek medical help at once.